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January 26, 2010

Blinn College Symphonic Band to perform at the Central Texas Music Festival

The Blinn College Symphonic Band on Feb. 5 will make its second appearance at the Central Texas Invitational Music Festival and will be joined by former members of the United States military bands. The festival, held at Copperas Cove High School, features bands from high schools, colleges, and adult professional bands.

Colonel Arnald D. Garbriel, the retired conductor of the United States Air Force Band, will conduct the selections from “The Merry Widow.” Also performing with the Blinn students will be retired solo saxophonist Dale Underwood from the United States Navy Band and former principal trombonist for the United States Marine Band James Erdman. Underwood will perform “The Tosca Fantasy” by Giacomo Puccini. Erdman will perform “Yesterday” and an encore arranged by Blinn director of bands Harry D. Blake entitled “Danza Romance No. 2” by Russian composer Ionel Dumitru.